Today's Features

  • The ladies of Grace Lutheran Church in Vine Grove recently assembled 43 Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief.  Each kit contains a toothbrush, two bars of soap, a set of nail clippers, and a comb wrapped in a towel.  The kits are shared with people around the world who have lost everything.  In the wake of an earthquake, or having fled from violence as their homes were overtaken, the kits are given to provide initial simple comfort that comes with an opportunity to wash, be refreshed, and start anew.


  • Audience interaction will be part of the fun when Toy Box Theatre at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College presents “Telling Tales Again, Sam?” on April 25. The children’s play will be offered 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus.

    Admission to the play is $2.

    “Telling Tales Again, Sam?” is directed by Katrina Eicher, professor of communications and theater.

  • A concert this weekend will transport audiences to the sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

    The show features Clarence Carter, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and Radcliff’s own Harmony Jonez.

    Carter, known for the song “Slip Away,” began performing in the 1960s. Blind from birth, he taught himself to play guitar and hasn’t stopped performing. Another one of his hits was “Patches.”

  • Harmony Jonez, a performer in Saturday’s concert at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, is no stranger to Radcliff. The child of a military familiy, she is a North Hardin High School graduate who was involved in sports at the school.

    She got her first taste of performing in the seventh grade as a part of Black Ice, a Radcliff community step team, and performed at the Apollo Theater in New York.

  • At the April 15 meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, Elizabeth Parks was named artist of the month for her oil painting, “Bethlehem Academy At Dawn”. The painting will hang in the Cobbler’s Café in Elizabethtown for a month. In the professional category, Wes Kendall was selected first place for his oil painting, “Midway”. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. May 20at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. All guests or interested artists are invited to attend. There will be light refreshments and a program.

  • Agriculture education and involvement in FFA doesn’t limit itself to four years of high school. Members often take lessons and experiences into their adult lives and careers.

    The National FFA Organization has some famous names among its alumni. Matthew Fox of television’s “Lost,” Garfield creator Jim Davis, rocker Don Henley, athlete Bo Jackson, former President Jimmy Carter and country music stars Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift are among the noted names of former FFA members.

  • This week’s adventure is about a recipe lost, a recipe found and a recipe that wasn’t what it promised.

    While I’ve enjoyed finding recipes on Facebook, the process has been frustrating at times. Some of the recipes disappeared off my page. That is what happened to a recipe for cheese puffs.

  • By Marla Stillwell
    County extension agent for 4-H youth development

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 13. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun and make new friends.

  • The Ancestral Trails Historical Society met in April.

    Elvin Smith Jr. presented the program, “The Civil War Battle of Vinegar Hill.” The battle occurred near Sonora in LaRue County on Dorsey Creek. Each side had six cannons. There were from one to seven killed, depending on which record is read. The date of the battle is uncertain but occurred after Sept. 20, 1862. The generals involved were Gen. Bragg and Gen. Buell. Information on the battle was found in various diaries Smith collects.

  • More than 40 students of Sheroan’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Elizabethtown competed in the Twin Lakes Invitational Tournament on March 30 at Grayson County Middle School in Leitchfield. Competitors ranged in skill level from little dragons up to black belts. The competition included contests in forms, board breaking, point sparring and weapons.